My Only Resolution for 2018

Thinking about what I wanted to write in this post led me to reflect on this past year and everything that's come with it. What did I want to write about it? What was I willing to share? Which direction am I moving forward in? I realized that there were so many things I could talk about in regards to this past year and what lies ahead, but only one thing I wanted to.

Many people make a list of things to hold themselves accountable to in the new year, and in the past I've done so as well. But this year I want to simplify things and hold myself to only one encompassing resolution for 2018.

Live intentionally.

For 2018 I hope to wake up every day with purpose. To enjoy each day. To take the highs with the lows and everything in between. To continue to improve and work hard. To not be passive, to have fun, and to live life with intention.

I could have made this post much longer, but I think looking forward to 2018, the most important part is what's at the heart of things. I'm looking forward to everything 2018 has to offer, and I'm hoping to continue to grow each day.

Thank you all for continuing to follow along with me and watch this blog grow! Comment below with what your resolutions are for the new year! I'd love to hear them!

Do not love half lovers
Do not entertain half friends
Do not indulge in the works of the half talented
Do not live half a life and do not die a half death
If you choose silence, then be silent
When you speak, do so until you are finished
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent
If you accept, then express it bluntly
Do not mask it
If you refuse, then be clear about it,
for an ambiguous refusal
is but a weak acceptance
Do not accept half a solution
Do not believe half truths
Do not dream half a dream
Do not fantasize about half hopes
Half a drink will not quench your thirst
Half a meal will not satiate your hunger
Half the way will get you nowhere
Half an idea will bear you no results
Your other half is not the one you love
It is you in another time yet in the same space
It is you when you are not
Half a life is a life you didn’t live,
A word you have not said
A smile you postponed
A love you have not had
A friendship you did not know
To reach and not arrive
Work and not work
Attend only to be absent
What makes you a stranger to them closest to you
and they strangers to you
A half is a mere moment of inability
but you are able for you are not half a being
You are a whole that exists
to live a life, not half a life.
— Half Life by Khalil Gibran